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Poster: vapors Date: Mar 30, 2010 7:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Greensboro 1989

As I browse through my DeadBase, reminiscing about setting off on spring tours past, the mood to post about one show or another strikes; if I settle in hereabouts long enough those bits will make it out in the open. This particular ramble is of a personal nature, mostly for self indulgent therapy, but the memory of a sweet little girls’ reaction to her first concert is what brings me to post this today.

Like I’ve boasted about here before, I saw a lot of shows in the eighties and went on many an entire tour. Not long after the 1987 New Year’s shows, I went to live with my brother in North Carolina and help with his youngsters, while his wife figured out what was important in her life. That took up most of 1988, and when all eventually seemed good, it was high time for this boy to get his bus back on the road. I drove to Atlanta (3/27+28/89) to attend the two opening shows of the tour. I had been spending time with a waitress at work and took her to the first night (3/30/89) in Greensboro.

The next night I went together with my brother, his wife and their two children. This was the first (and last) time my bro and I went to a show together since 1983. My niece was not yet five and my nephew just under three. When we emerged from the venue after the show, my niece was very excited and jubilantly burst out “Uncle Danny, Uncle Danny – they played Shake Shake Sugaree!” It was definitely one of the coolest moments, I can’t really do it justice. You see, during my stay with them, I often played my guitar and Sugaree was one song she loved to hear me play. And I think they had a kids tape by Taj Mahal called Shake Sugaree (Elizabeth Cotton).

Well that’s my story, sorry I didn’t mention the music. We returned to Fayetteville, I quit my job and caught up with the boys in Michigan five days later.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd89-03-31.sbd.eD.16666.sbeok.shnf
(I would have linked the Miller source but the track order is messed up in the player.)

This post was modified by vapors on 2010-03-31 02:37:01

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 30, 2010 7:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greensboro 1989

Spring Garden Bar and Grill?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 31, 2010 8:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greensboro 1989

That place a mainstay every time I went/go to ACC Tourney in Greensboro (really, the only place they should have the tourney).

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Poster: vapors Date: Mar 30, 2010 7:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greensboro 1989

I don’t know why your post has set me laughing so - but no I didn’t hang anywhere but the lot before the show and cruised directly afterwards. Did you attend these shows?

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 30, 2010 7:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greensboro 1989

No, but I went to college in Greensboro. The caffeteria food was inedible at my school so I was on the meal plan at the Spring Garden Bar and Grill so to speak. Just took a shot in the dark that your chick worked there...

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Poster: vapors Date: Mar 30, 2010 7:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greensboro 1989

The meal plan we offer where I work today is pretty damn good.
These two nights and again in 1991 were all the time I’ve spent in Greensboro.
I worked in Fayetteville. In the midst of all that was for us, with his family there, I do remember connecting with my brother during Standing On The Moon, and then Hey Pocky Way – we had seen the Nevilles play this and the Radiators too in New Orleans.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Mar 30, 2010 7:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greensboro 1989

Greensboro College? UNC-G? NCA&T? Bennett? Guilford College

My daughter spent 2 very unsuccessful years at Greensboro College, and a few years earlier I saw Vanilla Fudge at Aycock Auditorium at UNCG. Spent a few good nights at "The End Zone" as well.

This post was modified by user unknown on 2010-03-31 02:45:27

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 30, 2010 7:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greensboro 1989

Guilford College '85

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Poster: Shooting Dark Star Date: Mar 31, 2010 3:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greensboro 1989

Elon College '86. A stones throw from Greensboro.

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Poster: barongsong Date: Mar 31, 2010 6:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greensboro 1989

Hey, talk about synchronicity. This was also the last show I went to with my brother. Great Morning Dew on the 31st too. Thanks for the recollections.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Mar 31, 2010 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greensboro 1989

Great post Vapors!!

Nothing like the excitement of a youngster to bring a smile to your face and make you feel young again!!

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 31, 2010 5:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greensboro 1989

I really enjoy reading this stuff, thanks.
I can see why Sugaree would be child-friendly. Sugaree is under my skin at the moment ... even my husband seems to have taken a liking to it and will say, "Can we hear Sugaree again." (There's hope ...)

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Mar 31, 2010 8:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greensboro 1989

The first time I heard Sugaree I thought it was incredibly boring and lame, but for some reason it worked its way under my skin and now I think it's one of their best songs, especially post-hiatus. Same thing happened with Ramble on Rose, although I think they should have shelved that song after 1972.

THOUGHTCHOO WAS THE COOL FOOL!

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Poster: groovernut Date: Mar 31, 2010 10:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greensboro 1989

Nice story.... I think this was one of the few shows I got to see....